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She always gets a part
Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Hoop-Tober #1: September of Darkness, The bleeding edge
This film is a truly proof that sound and images can be truly a hell; and Miike did a convenient hell in all conventions, dimensions and courage as a sledgehammer hits his audience in the skull and squeezing in our brain; the heart get stabbed and the mind meltdown; destroying and obliterating all the sense; the eyes and the ears and even the touch. It’s a very delirium experience and ultra sensory work. An auditory nightmare. A violent knock on the soul.
And the film begins with a grief; a very melodic music plays, almost melancholic a father and son look sadly to a woman dying in the bed; the gloomy sadness…
The psychological chiller unfolds at a slow and thoughtful pace! Revealing a story about a lonely widower in his search for the perfect wife!
Were pretty much stuck in in slow burn drama mode for the majority of the film! It may even leave you questioning whether or not this is really a Takashi Miike film!
He does however leave a few intriguing bread crumbs along the way to compel us to continue on with this nightmarish journey into madness!
The audience for the most part has been masterfully lulled into a false sense of security! Our guard is down and were all wishing for Miike mode to finally kick in!
Remember the ole saying..
"Be careful what you wish…
I'm glad I'm married because I'm never dating again.
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“This wire can cut through flesh and bone easily.”
There is a large canvas bag on the floor. It is tied with rope. Inside it, a living thing moves violently.
Before Audition descends into a maelstrom of hallucination and shocking violence, it moves along placidly as a domestic melodrama in the vein of Ozu or Sirk. The premise is skeevy, of course: Shigeharu Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi), seven years a widower and living with his teenage son, is encouraged by both his son and his friend, Yasuhisa Yoshikawa (Jun Kunimara), to venture back into the dating world. Yoshikawa—winner of the Mel Gibson gender relations award—suggests that Aoyama find his new bride by staging a fake casting audition for the lead role…
Following Haneke’s Funny Games and Lynch’s Lost Highway, Audition was Takashi Miike’s contribution to a small movement of unsettling cinema in the late 90s as well as his international breakthrough.
Miike is comparable to Haneke in the moments where his action is filmed naturalistically without music or ominous lighting. In the scenes where he does use manipulative techniques his style is contrapuntal, televisual even, bizarrely playing out like a romantic drama. The film has many notable Lynchian qualities in its second half, with a skilful play between nightmare and reality. The momentary glimpses of the horrors to come are mysterious, even on repeat viewings, and the snippets of terror retain a sense of dread in the build up to the…
This film tells the story of a television producer, a young widower who decides to remarry at the request of his son and friend. Yet, the woman he finds (in a fake audition to a movie) is far from being what he expected. Audition is a sadistically unforgettable film where pain is the crucial key to happiness.
Knowing that this film was directed by the psycho turned filmmaker (Takashi Miike) was very heplful because, in a certain way, I knew what to expect, I knew that something weird would eventually happen in the course of the film. This is a very well built film that leaves you stuck to the screen from the beginning to the end, the plot is…
Often mentioned as one of the most disturbing films of all time, Audition does more than just shock and horrify. Miike made this in the 1990s when Japanese studios cashed in on a booming fad and audiences obsessed with romantic comedies. Audition starts just like one of those, with an endearingly funny "meet-cute" and for a while it fulfills every expectation one might have for a rom-com. Then things take a turn for the creepy and bizarre in one of the most jarring narrative and tonal shifts imaginable. Miike does this to subvert the genre and in that he succeeds. As much as Audition toys with our emotions, it is also thought-provoking, commenting on gender roles and the crushing, self-imposed prison of guilt. By the time it reaches the heart-stopping climax, though, I could barely control my nerves much less maintain a rational state of mind.
"Oh, this isn't so bad- Oh. OH. OH FUCK. DAMN FUCK SHIT. SHIT. OH FUCK SHIT." - My brain during Audition
I never want to hear the Japanese word for "deeper" (kiri) repeated by a squeaky-voiced woman ever a-fucking-gain. Please and thanks.
I looooove Takashi Miike, but watching this the first time I was really disapointed. I didn't really like it, but everyone kept saying that it's so good and brilliant. So I though let's rewatch it.... To my surprise....still bad. I just think it slow-paced and the dialogue is no good. I just don't enjoy this movie. I actually believe that this is one of Takashi Miike's worse movies.
I expected more at the end, but overall a pretty great movie
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>tfw no gf: the film
(actually, it looks absolutely stunning)
This is what should happen to everybody on reddit.
Everything that's said of 'that torture scene' is absolutely right on the money... and yet I'm a sick fuck for laughing when she gleefully throws that foot against the window. Someone book Gone Girl's Amy Dunne and Audition's Asami Yamazaki in a no-holds barred steel cage deathmatch. Winner gets the right to love whoever the fuck they want and do whatever they so please with them. Added bonus for the winner? Cops won't question you ever. BOOK IT!
A man, who's wife is dead, allows young girls to audition for a fake film actually looking for his next wife. The movie builds at a snails pace until the brutal nightmarish ending.
Starts slow and finishes nasty.
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